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We Are Drilling Masters

To date, the TORQUE AFRICA consists of 4 entities, namely:

  • Torque Africa Exploration (Pty) Ltd
  • Torque Projects (Pty) Ltd
  • Torque Exploration Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Torque Namibia Drilling CC


Torque Africa Exploration (Pty) Ltd was founded by Mr. TN Bezuidenhout, a seasoned drilling operator with more than 20 years of experience in the drilling industry under his belt. Mr. Bezuidenhout, having been involved in the drilling industry since 1999 established the flagship company, Torque Africa Exploration (Pty) Ltd in 2014 and the entity has gone from strength to strength since its inception.

Due the great success and an increase in demand for the services offered by Torque Africa Exploration (Pty) Ltd throughout South Africa, the establishment of a sister company was deemed necessary. Torque Projects (Pty) Ltd was established in 2018 to service clients located in Eastern, Western and Northern Cape.

It became evident to Mr. Bezuidenhout that a transfer of critical skills relating to the drilling industry needed to be transferred to previous disadvantaged individuals. Torque Exploration Solutions (Pty) Ltd, a level 2 BBBEE company was established, in partnership with Simon Netshiozwi to provide this function.

Torque Namibia Drilling CC was created in 2019 as the first step towards establishing our footprint on the African continent. The entity was established to service clients located in Namibia.


TORQUE AFRICA is well equipped to offer a wide range of services ranging from Borehole Drilling to Specialist (Geotechnical Exploration) Drilling projects. We have provided our expert service throughout South Africa and as far afield as Pakistan, Mauritania, Ethiopia and Tajikistan, located in central Asia.

To offer these specialised services, TORQUE AFRICA consists of a well-established fleet, including 95 licensed vehicles, 20 of which are Percussion RC Rotary Drilling rigs. Numerous light delivery vehicles, compressors and boosters are included in the fleet.

A total of 104 individuals are employed throughout the companies to offer our clients the best service. Only the highest standard of service delivery is offered by TORQUE AFRICA and for this reason all relevant employees received vigorous training, which include Health & Safety as well as Environmental training. We strive to offer the highest level of service whiles minimising our impact on the environment.

“Our clients gain our experience, expertise, honesty and quality service. Even though no project is too big and no location is too remote, our clients can rely on personal service”


Drilling Products

TORQUE AFRICA makes use of a wide range of drilling equipment for maximum and efficient production. Here are introductions on some of our products:

Rotary Overburden

These tools are used in the construction of boreholes in different soil conditions. Rotary drilling is a drilling method where a sharp, rotational drill bit is used in order to make its way through various degrees of surface hardness. Rotary drilling is one of the most effective and prevalent methods used in various industries, including construction and mining. Clay cutters: Drill bits which are specially designed for use in soft surface areas, such as sand, clay or even soft rock.Tricones: This type of bit is capable of handling a wide range of different rock formations including soft, hard and everything in between. Augers are generally used for drilling holes for deep foundation piles in

DTH Hammers

Down-the-hole drilling is one of the fastest ways to drill through hard rock surfaces. Especially useful in open pit mines and quarries where the ground is hard and tough to drill. Our durable DTH hammers make it possible for smaller drilling rigs to work just as fast as large rigs because of its newer, improved technology.   DTH products can be used in a range of applications:

Drill and blast holes in open pit mine Water wells and Boreholes Drilling of holes for piling and footings in construction


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TORQUE AFRICA and for this reason all relevant employees received vigorous training | which include Health & Safety as well as Environmental training